Faculty

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Director

gracehongucla@gmail.com

Grace Kyungwon Hong is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Asian American Studies. She teaches courses on women of color feminism, feminist knowledge production, and neoliberalism. She is the author of Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and the Cultures of Immigrant Labor (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and the co-editor (with Roderick Ferguson) of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization(Duke University Press, 2011). She is the co-editor (also with Roderick Ferguson) of the Difference Incorporated book series at the University of Minnesota Press.

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Jessica Cattelino

Associate Director

jesscatt@anthro.ucla.edu

Jessica is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies and an affiliate in American Indian Studies. She is a scholar of indigenous sovereignty, the cultural politics of nature, and everyday American political processes and imaginations. She is author of High Stakes:Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty (Duke University Press, 2008), which examines the cultural, political, and economic stakes of tribal casinos for Florida Seminoles, and which won the Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Book Prize (for best book published in the previous two years) from the Society for the Anthropology of North America. Her current research, which tells human stories of ecological restoration, examines the cultural politics of water in the Florida Everglades. Cattelino has collaborated on a related anthropological and photographic exhibition and is part of a large NSF Long-term Ecological Research project on the Florida Everglades.

Jessica is the Principal Investigator for CSW’s research project and grant, Gender and Everyday Water Use in Los Angeles Households.

Lieba Faier

CSW Advisory Commitee Chair

lfaier@geog.ucla.edu

Leiba Faier (Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz, 2003) is an Associate Professor with research interests in cultural and spatial theory, feminist thought, ethnography, political economy, weather and natural resources, and relations among Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She teaches classes on culture and place, gender and sexuality, global interconnection, human rights, and Japan.

Sarah Haley

Director of the UCLA Black Feminism Initiative

shaley@ucla.edu

Sarah Haley, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA, has research and teaching investments in black feminism, gender history, carceral studies, labor, and black radicalism. She is the author of No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (UNC Press, 2016), which examines the lives of imprisoned women in the U.S. South from the 1870s to the 1930s and the role of carcerality in shaping cultural logics of race and gender under Jim Crow. She is currently working on a black feminist history of the rise of the contemporary carceral state that interrogates the role of state intrusion and violation of black domestic space. Her research has been supported by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition; the Ford Foundation; and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She has also worked as a paralegal for the New York Office of the Federal Public Defender and as a labor organizer with UNITE-HERE.

 

Rachel C. Lee

Immediate Past Director

rlee@women.ucla.edu

Rachel Lee is a professor of English, Gender Studies, and the Institute for Society and Genetics. Her research interests include Asian American literature, performance culture, and studies of gender and sexuality. Her most recent book is “The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Postman Ecologies” (NYU, 2014)

Staff

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Rosa Chung

Management Services Officer

(310) 794-7821

rosa@women.ucla.edu

Rosa, as the manager and chief financial officer, is responsible for all operations of CSW. She provides key administrative recommendations to the CSW Director and faculty leadership as well as supervises all employees and researchers. She oversees financial services; personnel and human resources; employment and benefit services; staff, faculty, and student recruitment; information technology services; administration; donor relations and development; fundraising and partnerships; and awards and grants. She also manages CSW’s facilities, budgets, and events.

Katja Antoine

Program and Research Developer

(310) 825-5955

kantoine@women.ucla.edu

Katja oversees and develops CSW research and programs, including publications (blog/video posts, journals, articles, policy briefs, working papers), events (workshops, conferences, colloquia/symposia, lectures), and community outreach/engagement. She collaborates with and advises CSW faculty leadership on their research goals and missions and provides support to the Management Services Officer on awards and grants, development/donor relations, and oversight of student researchers.

Melissa Jamero

Administrative Specialist

(310) 206-1871

mjamero@women.ucla.edu

Melissa is responsible for office purchasing, travel booking, and processing entertainment/travel reimbursements and speaker/other payments and invoices. She manages the Director’s calendar and provides support with main office administration and events administration. She is also the back-up for the Management Services Officer on fiscal matters, payroll/personnel, facilities requests, and emergency/safety coordination.

Arielle Bagood

Outreach and Media Coordinator

(310) 825-0590

arielle@women.ucla.edu

Arielle is responsible for outreach, marketing, digital media, and publications initiatives for CSW’s events and research projects. She provides programmatic and administrative support for research initiatives, including the 35th Anniversary Celebration. She also assists event coordination and general office administration and oversight.

Graduate Student Researchers

Kelsey Kim

Graduate Student Researcher

kelsey@women.ucla.edu

Kelsey is pursuing a PhD in Anthropology. She contributes to all of CSW’s research projects and initiatives as well as the oral history project and 35th anniversary campaign.

Nic Yiu

Graduate Student Researcher

nicyiu@women.ucla.edu

Nic is pursuing a PhD in Gender Studies. They contribute to all of CSW’s research projects and initiatives as well as the oral history project and 35th anniversary campaign.

CSW also employs student researchers as part of the Gender & Water research project. Visit the Gender & Water page to learn more about the team.

Front Desk Assistants

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Joycelyn Liu

Undergraduate Office Assistant

Joycelyn is a third-year undergraduate student studying Cognitive Science.

Aye Pyae

Undergraduate Office Assistant

Aye is a second-year undergraduate student studying pre-Business Economics.